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Orange Pomegranate Kolaches

There are so many good jellies/jams/preserves out there and kolaches put them to good use! Plus, this dough comes together really quickly and behaves really well. Plus, you don’t need to wait to for the dough to chill before you roll it out (I personally HATE chilling dough because I am inherently impatient).  I used pomegranate jelly I found at the store to make them seem fancy, but these are just one of those cookies that is bound to taste good with whatever you have hanging around the kitchen. Just a quick note though: when you fold the edges together, make sure you press them together really well because, as they bake, they will want to unroll on you. Trust me- I have a lot of disk-shaped kolaches with a jelly stripe that somehow didn’t make it into the picture, hmm…

Orange Pomegranate Kolaches

1/2 c. butter, softened
3 oz. cream cheese
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. orange extract (or grate in some zest if you have it)
1 1/4 c. flour
~1/2 c. pomegranate jam
1/4 c. powdered sugar

Directions: